2018-2019 Executive Board
Andy’s first private sector job after college was as a manager in a Fort Worth, Texas-based telecommunications company. Always looking for the next challenge, he started his own telecom and information technology company, AIT Technologies, just six years later.
In 2010, he was elected to the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, becoming the first Asian American elected to serve as a Commissioner of Tarrant County. Since being elected Precinct 2 Commissioner, he has served on various Boards including United Way Tarrant County, North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG), Public Employees Benefits Cooperative Board, and the Tarrant County Industrial Board. Andy also serves on the Tarrant County Housing Finance Corporation. Additionally, as chair of Tarrant County’s eGovernment Committee and co-chair of its IT Steering Committee, Andy is leading the digital strategy to assist in managing the county’s resources more efficiently and serve its customers better. He is also an active member of the Arlington Rotary Club, and the Arlington-Mansfield Salvation Army Advisory Board. Andy is also involved with Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Kennedale and Mansfield Chambers of Commerce. From 2002 to 2009, he also served as Chairman and President of the Vietnamese-American Community of Tarrant County.
Andy lives in Arlington with his wife, Julie Vu, and their three children.
David was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997, following his graduation from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now known as Texas A&M University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate work at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received a degree in Public Administration.
He’s since become one of the most sought-after Family Law attorneys in Tarrant County, a specialty in which he’s Board Certified. Within that discipline, he specializes in cases that involve Complex Division of Assets or Contested Child Custody matters, and often finds himself representing business owners.
Mayor Williams is president of Arlington based Graham Associates, Inc., an award-winning engineering and planning firm. He has worked on a host of Arlington-based projects, including: AT&T Stadium, the I.H. 30 Three Bridges Project, Globe Life Park, River Legacy Living Science Center, the Parks Mall, the Viridian development and the Richard Greene Linear Park. In 2009, Williams was presented with the State of Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.
During his 30 years in Arlington, Williams has been heavily involved in the community. His approach to leadership is inclusive and built on a foundation of finding consensus. That can be seen in many of Williams’ projects including the 2008 Arlington City Bond Election Committee and the 2014 AISD School Bond Election Committee. He chaired both committees and both bonds passed by wide margins. In 2014, Williams served on the City of Arlington’s Comprehensive Planning Committee. Mayor Williams has held leadership and volunteer roles in a variety of Arlington organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, PTA, Salvation Army, Mission Arlington and River Legacy Foundation. His community service has been recognized with the Vandergriff Community Leadership Award.
A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in civil engineering, Williams was inducted into the university’s Civil Engineering Academy for Engineering Excellence.
More than three decades ago, Williams and his wife Karen picked Arlington over other North Texas communities to raise their family, in part because of the quality of education in the Arlington Independent School District. All three of his children went to AISD schools throughout their public education, graduating from Martin High School. Their oldest daughter taught first grade at AISD’s Rocquemore Elementary for three years. The Williams are active members of First Baptist Church of Arlington where he has served in numerous leadership roles including chairman of the Board of Deacons and chairman of the Building, Masterplanning, and Property Acquisition Committee.
Board of Directors
Ron Jensen was elected Mayor in 2013 and City Council member representing District 6 in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009. While serving as a city council member, he was named Mayor Pro Tem three times. He was appointed to the Council’s Finance and Government Committee. He has served on the city’s Housing Finance Corporation and the Sports Facilities Development Corporation, City representative on the Regional Transportation Committee and on the North Texas Council of Government Executive Board. He represented the city on the State Highway 360 task force that meets regularly with TXDOT and NTTA concerning the completion of 360 south to State Highway 287. He is a member of TIF Districts 2 and 3, as well as a member and trustee at Matthew Road Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Grand Prairie Rotary Club. He has previously served as Chairman of YMCA board for two terms; YMCA Sports Committee Chair; coached soccer and basketball for four years; YMCA Campaign Chairman two years. He was the President of Grand Prairie Rotary Club, also served as Secretary-Treasurer for two years. He is a former board member of DFW Medical Hospital Board and Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Ron Jensen has received the Chamber of Commerce Public Servant Award in 2004 and the Man of the Year Award in 2007.
During his tenure as Grand Prairie’s City Manager, he has overseen the reconstruction of the historic Uptown Theater and construction of QuikTrip Ballpark, Nokia Theatre, the Ruthe Jackson Center and Gardens, Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, Bowles Life Center, Prairie Paws Adoption Center, the Splash Factory, Alliance Skate Park, the Public Safety Training Center, Municipal Court House, the Public Safety Building, and Active Adult Center.
Hart serves on the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation and was named Zeus Man of the Year by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce in 2009. Hart was honored in the 2009 Grand Prairie Rotary Club Golf Tournament for his significant contributions to the Grand Prairie community. Hart was instrumental in founding Grand Prairie’s Rotary Club Golf Tournament in 2001, which has provided more than $1 million in dental services to Grand Prairie children.
His professional awards include, Two Joy Samson Mentoring Awards from the Urban Management Association of North Texas, The Texas City Manager’s Association Mentoring Award, The International City Manager’s Association Career Developing Award, The Cookingham Award, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Rotarian of Year, and Northeast Leadership Award – North Region. Tom was past President of North Texas City Manager’s Association and Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce – Man of the Year.
He and his wife, Susan, have two sons, Austen and Travis.